October 26, 2010 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Mannheim, Germany - daemgen.net today is pleased to announce ProCamera 2.95 for iOS, a major update to its best-selling photography app that now stores both location finding and directional metatags with each photo. A boon for architects, civil engineers, film location scouts, realtors, Feng-Shui and Vastu Shastra consultants, insurance adjusters, and law enforcement, the user may now save the exact GPS location from which the photo was taken, plus the precise compass direction in which the camera was pointed. Photos taken with compatible iOS devices may now be used for detailed documentation and presentations.
Apple iOS devices employ the standard EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) that incorporates TIFF, JPEG, and RIFF WAV formats, and also includes provisions for metadata tags. Geotagging, the inclusion of latitude and longitude data in the metadata of a digital photo, has grown increasingly popular, particularly as recent smartphones are including GPS or WiFi location finding as a standard feature. Online photo sharing sites such as Panoramio, locr, and Flickr all allow the inclusion and display of geolocation data. In addition, iPhoto, Google Maps, Flickr and MobileMe make it possible to view photos on a map, and sort them by location. However, none yet includes the camera's compass heading/direction. ProCamera 2.95 will most likely have a positive influence on the addition of this useful geospatial data.
Feature Highlights (some features require iPhone 3GS or 4):
* Save both location and compass heading metadata with digital photos
* Capture high quality photos & videos in full size and full resolution
* Get the sharpest and brightest photos possible with adjustable Anti-Shake image stabilizer
* Snap several photos in quick succession - fastest image caching in full resolution for shooting many photos with minimal reload-times
* Zoom in with ultra-fast swipe control (5x full resolution)
* Supports iOS 4 multitasking enabling picture taking immediately after re-opening the app
* Touch-up photos using built-in tools: brightness, contrast, gamma, effects, etc.
* Set focus and exposure separately in expert mode to create perfect photos and videos
* Use the White Balance button to lock the current color temperature to match the ambient light situation
While ProCamera is compatible with a wide range of camera equipped iOS devices, only the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4, which have an integrated gyrocompass, can make use of the new direction recording feature. The Version 2.95 update includes the following features: geotagging + map/satellite view + compass heading; full EXIF data storage; 3x faster saving (with iOS 4.1); expert mode now has improved visibility by turning the exposure box 45 degrees; for better usability the zoom slider now only works in the bottom area; full iPod touch 4th generation support; and optimized for iOS 4.1 and fully compatible with iOS 4.0.x.
"Apple has integrated a compass into the iPhone 3GS and the new iPhone 4, which has made this new innovation possible. Curiously, almost nobody has ever stored compass information along with photos before," stated Jens Daemgen, head of development at daemgen.net. "A new trend in digital photography will emerge when people start realizing the enormous benefits of this feature - Geotagging 2.0."
* US English, German, French, Italian and Spanish
* iPod touch, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 4
* Video recording, focus, exposure, and white balance control require iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, or iPod touch 4th generation
* Extended compass-geotagging requires iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4
* iOS 4 or later
* 1.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
ProCamera 2.95 is $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category. Review copies are available upon request.
Daemgen_net is a successful start-up, located in Mannheim, Germany. Founder and owner Jens Damgen, renowned software developer and IT consultant, is actively developing apps since the launch of the App Store. He is well-known in the iOS-developer community for his seminars and video training DVDs (Video2Brain / Addison-Wesley). Copyright (C) 2010 daemgen_net. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.